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Manufacturing Challenge Activity

Secondary schools across Torbay are taking part in the Maufacturing Challenge through curriculum-based Design & Technology (D&T) lessons for their year 7 & year 8 students.

Each school has a partner manufacturing business who is acting as their school mentor and supporting them through the challenge activity. Students are separated into teams to design, test and produce a product which will promote their business to customers, at trade shows and anywhere else.

The teams compete against each other to become the School Champion team which will represent the school at the inter-school challenge finals. The finals have been held at Techfest, and this year will be at The Big Bang Fair South West. By hosting the challenge at The Big Bang Fair it will show the activities that the students and businesses take part in, with a vision to deliver the project wider.

The video below is a highlights reel of the Manufacturing Challenge Finals:

Get involved

If you are a business interested in supporting the MADE project by offering mentoring or work experience please email Debbie Passmore on or call 01803 208378.

TDA delivers MADE on behalf of Torbay Council. If you would like to see how TDA can deliver this project for your local authority contact Debbie Passmore on 01803 208378.

Torbay Council